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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes


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  1. I've been diagnosed with hypothyroidism for over 20 years. For the last few years I started getting body pains and aches (arm tendonitis, hips, back, neck, sesamoid in left foot) but attributed it to tight muscles being overworked during exercise or something because I used to do high intensity workout but no longer have the energy. However, recently I started getting really bad pain, aches and numbness in my right arm and wrist. I thought it was because of thyroid issues or perhaps even my thyroid medication so I stopped in on Friday. 2 days later the pain subsided in my wrist. I've also have a sore and stiff neck - it almost feels as if I have swollen lymph nodes (but I don't) - the pain subsided quite a bit around the same time as the wrist pain decreased. I should also mention that I have been gluten-free for about 2 weeks and this past weekend I think I may have had some gluten (I'm still trying to figure what's gluten free and what's not) - and today my hand/wrist is hurting again. How long after you eat gluten does one start feeling the symptoms?. BTW I was tested for celiac a few years back but it came back negative however, I have so many of the symptoms of gluten intolerance. But at the same time, gluten-intolerance and hypothyroidism symptoms are very similar (problems losing weight, extreme fatigue, depression, moodiness, anxiety, etc). I'm so confused as to what the cause for all my muscle, aches, pains and weakness are. I have started taking iron supplements as per my doctor's recommendation as my iron is low. My TSH levels are high and I've decided to switch over to desiccated thyroid instead because Synthyroid has failed to resolve many of my symptoms. I've been tested for rheumatoid arthritis which came back negative. Any ideas what's going on with me? My doctor is completely useless in helping me resolve my issues.